PEUGEOT LAUNCHED the 207 Economique in Europe this week, featuring a range of eco-friendly modifications that make it the French company's most fuel-efficient car.
Known also as the 207 99g thanks to its 99 g/km CO2 emissions figures, the 207 Economique also uses a mere 3.8 l/100km on the combined cycle.
Powered by a de-tuned version of PSA's 1.6 litre HDI diesel engine, the 207 Economique develops 67kW and 218Nm of torque.
The 207 Economique uses more than its low-capacity diesel engine to achieve its stellar economy and environmentally-friendly figures however. A 5.0mm drop in ride height, a redesigned front bumper, and more aerodynamic hub caps all contribute to the car's improved aerodynamics.
A tweaked ECU manages the engine, while the five-speed gearbox gets a higher final drive ratio to reduce revs at cruising speeds. It also features low rolling-resistance tyres from Michelin.
Peugeot Australia's National Marketing Manager, Richard Grant, confirmed to TMR that Peugeot is reviewing the 207 Economique for Australian showrooms.
"We're in the evaluation period at the moment, in terms of determining the appropriate price point and market position," Mr Grant said.
In the UK, the Economique will be available from October in two trims: the Economique, and the 'up spec' Economique+. Pricing will start at ?12,995 ($26,388).
In Australia, the regular Peugeot 207 ? which develops 65kW from its 1.4 litre petrol engine and achieves 6.4 l/100km with 152 g/km of CO2 emissions - begins at $22,490.